Social worker is facing a hearing over messages

Woman posted on Facebook about three kids taken away from their parents

Woman posted on Facebook about three kids taken away from their parents

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ASOCIAL worker who posted Facebook messages bragging about removing three children from their parents is facing a fitness to practise hearing.

Basildon social worker Siobhan Condon will appear before a Health and Care Professionals Council disciplinary panel next month after posting derogatory remarks on Facebook about a family whose children were taken into care.

Three boys, all aged under ten, were taken into care after a private hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court last year.

Within minutes of the hearing, Ms Condon, said to be a senior social worker based at Ely House, Basildon, had commented on her Facebook page about the case. She wrote: “Just experienced His Honour Judge (sic) give parents a massive rollicking.

It was an extraordinary moment in my career.”

A friend replies: “You should be proud of yourself. You’ve always been good in court Siobhan.”

Ms Condon then wrote: “So the day is complete. It’s so powerful to know three children’s lives have just changed for the better and now they are safe and protected from harm and have hope for the future.”

The children were put into foster care following the court hearing and the outspoken remarks caused more anguish for the children’s parents who had struggled to keep their family together while dealing with problems with their relationship.

The hearing, set to take place on September 1, will rule on whether Ms Condon’s behaviour was unprofessional and amounted to misconduct, put confidentiality at risk and whether her fitness

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